FACT CHECK: No, An Israeli Leader Did Not Say ‘Gas The Palestinians Now’
A post shared on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, claims an Israeli leader said “gas the Palestinians now.”
🇮🇱 holy sh*t pic.twitter.com/7V1chrQd2j
— Jackson Hinkle 🇺🇸 (@jacksonhinklle) October 30, 2023
There is no truth to the claim. It stems from an article by a website known for publishing misinformation.
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An X post claims an Israeli leader encouraged gassing Palestinians. The post shares a screenshot of an article covering the claim with an image of a man shaking his finger.
“Israeli Leader: ‘It’s Time To Turn Gaza Into Dresden! Gas the Palestinians Now!'” the headline reads.
The post is inaccurate, however. There are no credible news reports to corroborate the claim.
Check Your Fact has debunked The People’s Voice numerous previous times. Likewise, Check Your Fact has recently debunked several claims from the creator of the X post, Jackson Hinkle. (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Israeli Troops Fighting With Hamas)
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